Geeknotes 20081116: The Unistable Polyhedron edition

(Note: this entry was originally published on the Skyscanner Geeks blog.)

CSS, Typography, Design, User Experience


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Other Geekery

  • For those times when you want to talk about your shiny new idea but are worried that your buddy might nick it, Rands delivers the FriendDA.
  • A unistable (or monostable) polyhedron is a shape that will only balance on one of its faces (assuming uniform density). The unistable polyhedron with the fewest known faces is shown below. See notes at Wolfram Mathworld and the Mathematical Association of America. (Via the Risks Digest.)